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When Maude is told she must marry a repulsive man, she instead responds to an Iowa farmer who is looking for a mail order bride. After sneaking out of town on a train, she goes to Iowa and marries. She quickly falls for the wonderful man she marries, but does he feel the same? And will she be able to escape her past?
I downloaded this as a free Kindle download in March, but at the time of writing this post it's listed at 77p. Click HERE to get a copy.
Short Story really at 91 pages (338KB).
Forms part of the Brides of Beckham Series:
Book 1 - this one
Book 2 - Mail Order Mama
Book 3 - Mail Order Madness
Book 4 - Mail Order Mix Up
Book 5 - Mail Order Mistake
Book 6 - Mail Order Maternity
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Over in the blink of an eye, but it was actually quite a sweet little story.
I feel that at 91 pages, it's too short to be considered a novella, more like short story classification.
Maude certainly struck lucky, she could have got herself in to a horrid situation ... still, maybe desperation drives us to take chances, and hope should be the underlying message from this.
I enjoyed it enough to add the remainder of the series to my "Want to Read" list at Good Reads.
Overall, I was left with the feeling that this could have been given a little bit more flesh on its bones to make a novella rather than a short, or with more jeopardy, into a full length piece of work. A 3.5 would be the appropriate rating.
None really, apart from the odd mistake, but I'd left my note notebook downstairs, and it was over before I found the will to get up and collect it.